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If you haven't heard of Eric Jones then you will...I recently picked up his new 3 DVD set and I'd like to say that every routine is a KILLER! From sponge balls, cards to coins this man has turned magic in to a thing of beauty....We've all heard or said that magic is an art, well Eric Jones is a true artist. He had me hooked from beginning to end. You need to get get this dvd and learn every routine, the sleights are not difficult but the reaction you get from these effects are priceless. His moves are smooth and swift and proves that every move a magician makes is for a reason.

Now I'd like to say I don't personally know Eric Jones, but I know his magic will influence you. I've been in a "rut" on magic for a while, I felt like I was seeing the same routines, moves, gaffs, dvd's over and over just dressed up differently. This set has opened my eyes and has awaken the sleeping giant. I find myself excited to learn and perform his routines. Eric has taken all of the difficulty out of the routines and simplified it so that you can focus more on the audience, the patter, the presentation and become the magic, not just some guy that does tricks but thee guy that does magic. A lot of the routines show multiple performances which is great... you get to see 2 different approaches to the same effect...the angle shots are stellar and his instruction is crystal clear....

Here's what you get:

You get 1 case that holds all 3 dvds and a special envelope insert that has a beautiful kennedy half karate coin. The dvds showcase the following:

Speedfly: 2 different performances where 3 coins seem to instantly travel from hand to hand.. when I say instantly I mean it, it looks totally impossible....the coins travel automatically, I swear it looks like trick photography.

Peregrination: A four coin routine where the coins fly from hand to hand then ends with coins to spectators hand with a clean ending, you get a great entertaining routine with audience participation.

Flash Coins Re-Lit: My absolute favorite ...i jumped out of my seat and said YES....I found something different, edgy, flashy, classy, magical and memorable ....your audience will not forget this... coins appear out of bright flashes of fire....then vanish and appear again in a logical yet unsuspecting place. this one is a sure fire winner...you'll love this .

Elevator Cut, Trip. Rev, Swirl Production & Standing Room Only Collectors: You get to watch how a performer engages his audience into a wonderful routine that just flows from one move to another....it starts with a nice 4 king production... then follows with 3 cards selected and lost in the deck and ends with the selected cards ....well...you gotta get the dvd to know what happens next lol.... this is poetry in motion folks.

Eye Candy: A nice sponge ball routine complete with appearances, vanishes, multiple sponge balls, we all know how much people sponge balls.

El Cambio Nada: Holy Cow!!!(well that's the G rated version of what I mean) my mouth dropped and eyes popped out of my head...this is how a color change should look, flawess....Great Job Eric... I love this sleight.

Ambitious Force: This is clever, and not too difficult to perform...i'll be using this one for sure...this one also looks like trick photography.

Hellbound Remix: here's another one that stunned me... 2 silver dollars appear 1 at a time , both coins are placed in one hand and penetrates the palm to appear in the other hand, then both coins turn into chinese coins...You gotta love it...

ishkabibble: a very nice sandwhich effect... this one will be in your routine in no time. a card is selected , 2 court cards are chosen to find your selection ...the two court cards are shown face up and instantly your card appears face down in between the 2 court cards...not once but twice...both in incredible ways...

Oxyclean Coin Routine: This is the one shown on his teaser trailer..... I love this one ... He shows two performances , one is the "waterfall" scene and another is in front of spectators... You cleanly show both hands empty only to magically magic a coin appear, not just one coin but 3 coins... and as cleanly as you produce them you make each one vanish and leave the routine clean without ever going to your pockets...this one deserves a standing ovation...

Ambitious: I'm sure we all have our favorite Ambitious routine... this one is now my favorite.... I like how Eric brings both spectators into the mix...you'll understand my gist when you buy the set... There's a part on the dvd that hits me hard....its when the female spectator says " Wait are you really magic? is magic really real, I thought it was just tricks!"....thats priceless folks... that is what separates the trick from the magic ....


G.O.D.H.A.N.D. : This is a simple yet clever move that allows you to show a coin, make it vanish and show both hands completely empty then make the coin appear again...

Tai Chi Penetration: Oh boy I was waiting for this one... this is slick as ice, smooth as butter and easy as 1,2,3.... I've watched this over and over, even in the Bloopers section... oh yeah , there is some funny stuff in the blooper section and he does this effect over and over and it looks amazing... you can't catch the move...

Body-Loading Sequence: its part of the Tai Chi Penetration where he basically has fun with it, loading the coin on the shoulder, in the pocket and so on... very entertaining and fun to watch.

Impossible Production: Its a 4 coin production that makes you seem as if your made of money, just plucking coins from left to right... very pretty effect....

Impossible Coins Across: Please....practice, practice, practice...this routine is a killer, even Eric mentions on the dvd to please give this routine the time that it deserves... this is cool, you get to make coins vanish from the spectators hands and appear in your hands...not once but multiple times.... there's even a move where your spectators visually see the coins travel from one hand to another... its remarkable...

All in all I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this dvd set... The routines are all knockouts... the explanations are easy and clearly explained, the gimmick coin that comes with it is top notch and you will be doing some if not all of the effects on this dvd....

Where can you buy it? http://www.ericjonesmagic.com or http://www.kozmomagic.com the 3 dvd set with gimmick coin is $90, well worth it, and you won't be disappointed.

this set will become a classic so purchase 2, one for you and one to keep in plastic. there's my review...

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I got my set and I need to say how impressed I am. Eric is a superb magician and his material demonstrates this. Each disk is packed with amazing material.

I have loved Standing Room Only Collectors for years. This is real-world working stuff.

I'm not a flash-paper kind of guy, but I love watching Eric perform Flash Coins Re-Lit. Truthfully, I'll probably never do it but it's fun to watch.

Hellbound Remix is incredible as is the Oxyclean Coin Routine.

I hate sandwich effects but Ishkabibble Sandwich is superb! I may actually learn this. (Unless you know me personally, you have no idea how shocking it is to hear me say that)

I've been doing Tai Chi for years and can attest to its effectiveness.

Eric, I'm having fun with this DVD set. Thank you and thanks to Kozmo for putting out a quality product.
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On 2010-03-16 15:09, Peter Pitchford wrote:
I got my set and I need to say how impressed I am. Eric is a superb magician and his material demonstrates this. Each disk is packed with amazing material.

I have loved Standing Room Only Collectors for years. This is real-world working stuff.

I'm not a flash-paper kind of guy, but I love watching Eric perform Flash Coins Re-Lit. Truthfully, I'll probably never do it but it's fun to watch.

Hellbound Remix is incredible as is the Oxyclean Coin Routine.

I hate sandwich effects but Ishkabibble Sandwich is superb! I may actually learn this. (Unless you know me personally, you have no idea how shocking it is to hear me say that)

I've been doing Tai Chi for years and can attest to its effectiveness.

Eric, I'm having fun with this DVD set. Thank you and thanks to Kozmo for putting out a quality product.


I'm just so happy you like the material. There's a lot of work in this set directly about of my working arsenal. I hope it serves you well. BTW, we need to get you down here to lecture!!!!
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GET THIS dvd SET. You'll be thrilled with the set.

Smooth doesn't begin to describe Eric's magic. It looks as if Eric is performing real magic. Cards, coins vanish, transpose as if on their own.

And while Eric is a gifted performer, much of the material is not unattainable sleight of hand for the average person. A gaff or two, a BRILLIANT holdout for performing with sleeves rolled up and just plain great routining accomplishes much of it.


Each disk has several routines. Disk #1 has seven effects. Each effect is like a one trick dvd. You can hit play to play everything straight through, or click on individual segments. I think this was extremely creative to do. You get much more value ( instruction ) than other dvds I've seen as you have multiple performances, live and in studio and then detailed instruction.

Impossible Coins Across is going to be the talked about effect form this set and literally is worth the price of the set.Coins get placed in THEIR HANDS and they see the vanish. UNREAL!

Eric's sponge ball and Ambitious Card routine show that less is truly more. Too many times magicians overkill those classic effects and actually ruin them. BRAVO Eric for treating them as the magical effects they really are!

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Eric, I'll be lecturing at SAM 252 in Fairfax, VA on April 15th. Is that near you?
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On 2010-03-16 16:00, Review King wrote:
GET THIS dvd SET. You'll be thrilled with the set.

Smooth doesn't begin to describe Eric's magic. It looks as if Eric is performing real magic. Cards, coins vanish, transpose as if on their own.

And while Eric is a gifted performer, much of the material is not unattainable sleight of hand for the average person. A gaff or two, a BRILLIANT holdout for performing with sleeves rolled up and just plain great routining accomplishes much of it.


Each disk has several routines. Disk #1 has seven effects. Each effect is like a one trick dvd. You can hit play to play everything straight through, or click on individual segments. I think this was extremely creative to do. You get much more value ( instruction ) than other dvds I've seen as you have multiple performances, live and in studio and then detailed instruction.

Impossible Coins Across is going to be the talked about effect form this set and literally is worth the price of the set.Coins get placed in THEIR HANDS and they see the vanish. UNREAL!

Eric's sponge ball and Ambitious Card routine show that less is truly more. Too many times magicians overkill those classic effects and actually ruin them. BRAVO Eric for treating them as the magical effects they really are!

Chris


Good call. I have suffered through 7-minute ambitious card routines where every move imaginable is utilized and the audience is bored (same with spongeball routines).
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